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November 30, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood says leads Egypt's vote count

November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood are leading the elections, no doubt. The expectations are that they will get more than half the vote, a clear majority by itself. The Nour Salafist party will also receive a big share of the vote in Egypt. After visiting Egypt in April/May, I wrote an article in the Arab Digest, in which I expected the victory of Islamists. The good thing is that the presidential elections is still 7 months away; the brotherhood has some time for blunders, economic and social disasters. This will surely bring a secular president in Egypt.

(Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood's party said on Wednesday its bloc was leading the vote count in the first stage of Egypt's first election since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

(the image below is from the Salafist Nour's first female conference, in which there were no women, just male speakers with a pink banner).

al-Nour Salafist party also made headlines after they replaced their women's candidates photos with those of their husbands, saying that "the wife of this man ... is running for elections :) Here is a more serious profile of the Nour by the BBC.


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